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4TH TIME LUCKY

I am Johanne and live in a village near York. I started this blog to follow my training for the GNR 2009 but am now working towards hopefully the London Marathon (4th entry this year). I have been running seriously since 2007 although I am not planning to set any records just to keep plodding along enjoying my running as much as possible.

 

 

Races and Results

GNR 2008 - 2:11:11

GNR 2007 - 2:14:38

 PBs

5K - Millenium Bridge 2007 - 27:23

10K - Kirkbymoorside 2010 - 57:41

1/2 marathon - Amsterdam 2009 - 2:07:26

2009 Races

York Brass Monkey Half -18.01.09 - 2:13:15

Humber Bridge 10K - 31.05.09 - 58:19

Mizuno Wave Castle Howard 10.45K trail - 14.06.09 - 1:6:29

Kilburn Feast 7 miles - 12.07.09 - not done

York 10K - 02.08.09 - 1:1:41

Escrick 10K - 23.08.09 - 1.06 Garmin

Ryedale 10 - 06.09.09

GNR 2009 - 20.09.09

Castle Howard 10K - 27.09.09 -58:59

Amsterdam Half Marathon - 18.10.09: 2:07:26 (PB)

Filey 10K - 01.11.09 - 1:04:50

2010 Races

Brass Monkey Half - 24.01.10 - 2:07:39

Arkendale 10K - 28.01.10 - 1:04:10

Kirkbymoorside 10K - 02.05.10: 57:41

Humber Bridge 10K - 06.06.10: 55.51 ; 55:40 (garmin) *PB*

Alnwick Coastal Run (13.55 miles) - 18.07.10: 2:22:11

Big Bad Bike Ride - 74 Miles

2011 Races

 

Race for Life 5K - 19 June 2011

York 10K

2012 Runs

Kirbymoorside 6 May 2012

York 10K 5 August   1:02:25

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Slow Progress

I haven't managed to run more than 5 miles since 'the Arm' incident and I really seem to have lost my mojo/running head. I was in Surrey on tuesday for the day with my daughter who was at a taster day at Royal Holloway. I decided to go for a run along t...

Broken arm thanks

Thank you so much for all helpful posts and kind comments. Decided to follow Paul's advice and not run - he does know what he is talking about after all. But OMG so depressing - I feel like a big blob. Even lost energy. How will I ever beat my 55 mins P...

Running with a broken arm?

Right - need advice guys (and thank you all for nice comments - full explanation to follow) but for now - is it ok for me to run in the morning. Radial head cracked - in a sling - feels ok. Thanks.

3rd Time Lucky

I have entered the London Marathon again so maybe I will be lucky this year - 3rd time lucky and all that! Got my bike out on saturday - not been on it since 74 miles in Pitlochry in September. Have bought myself sooper dooper Bontrager pump so say goog...

Not quite a marathon....

I watched the London Marathon get started and thought - 'gosh I wish it was me.' Then headed out for my run; got to about 6 miles and though - 'thank god I havent got another 20 to go'. It was a hot run but felt strong and confident. At the 6.45 mile ma...

I'm back...

Ran 3 miles last night when I got home from work. It was about 7.30 ish by the time I set out and all the flies were out big time - one nearly choked me, it was horrid. Anyway I did a respectable time with an average of 9min 30 second miles - slow to ma...

Long time no post.....

What can I say? I have no excuses just apologies. I had no idea it had been so long and just seem to have got out of the habit of it. Been sooooo busy at work and what with three children and stuff I havent done too much running either. Anyway am gradua...

My personal biathlon

So.....where to start. Got back from hols last saturady - so a whole 2 weeks no running last run Alnwick 13.55 miles. Lony day travelling from Tuscany to Venice to catch plane to Leeds and home. Heart sank when read York 10K race info for following day ...

Alnwick Coastal Run

I probably didn't fully appreciate how hard this run would be and quite what I was getting myself into   More of a trail run really and with the early start etc a bit like a Great North Run with hills... and sand.... and rivers.... Set off from home 6am...

two weeks to go

Only 2 weeks to go to the Alnwick Coastal run - can't wait am really excited. Had a rubbish week running last week with a series of things stopping me getting out. Sunday was clear so set off to do my new 9½ mile run. It was looking stormy so opted for ...

Race for Life and biking in t...

I did the Race for Life with my sister on sunday. She started running a couple of months ago and has been training really hard. Its been a BIG build up. On the day it was boiling and I think the heat was a bit too much tbh but we finished the 5K course ...

Lovely LSR

Decided I was due for a long run to get some distance under my belt. Planned a route just over 9 miles but tbh I could have kep going - might add a mile or so on next time. Had been planning this route and earlier in the week went on a little trial run ...

Catching up....

I am a bit behind on my training for Alnwick so have been packing it in this weekend. Thursday ran 5K without my orthotics - bliss and no blisters. Saturday decided to get out on the bike - eventually did 10miles after a disaster with my pump which seem...

HOT SHORTS AND HUMBER BRIDGE

Decided to give orange Saucony shorts their second ever UK outing as I have been getting a bit worried about the tan lines below my knees!. Well I needn't have worried as it started to p*** down as soon as we left the house. I think thats called temptin...

Coccyx and gallstones!

I can actually feel the bottom of my spine ache every time I cycle - I think I may have injured it some years ago. I have now found a web site - Cycling for people with coccyx pain - and I think its part the way I am sitting (need to lean forward more )...

Selby bike ride and stuff

Didnt get round to posting up my bike ride from last weekend. It was supposed to be 45 miles but it turned out to be 40 and a bit which was great although would have apprecaited it more if I had known before about 39.5 when I realised I was nearly at th...

Kirkbymoorside 10K Yahoo

Funny time to start a race - 2.00pm - you don't know how much to eat and when and end up spending the whole day waiting for the race. Arrived in Kirkbymoorside at about 1.15pm and had the agonising - will I be hot or cold and will it rain. It ended up b...

COMPEED

I wrote to Compeed yesterday and asked if they would sell me blister plasters in bulk at a discount. They weren't very helpful and suggested I went to Costco - maybe I'll look into it. But I am fed up of blistrs. Perhaps the more sensible option would b...

Not running - biking

I had a completely running free weekend this weekend. Decided to get my bike out on saturday and after all the palaver of pumping tyres and fiddling went for my first ride this year. I reckon the reason why its such a male sport - about 95% of cyclists ...

Two good runs

Time was a bit tight this weekend with general children duties. So on saturday evening I managed to slot in 3.3 miles in between daughter's hair cut and drama rehearsal. On sunday morning finished it off with 5.8 miles after drama rehearsal drop off and...

Too much lunch

I have had two 'business ' lunches 2 days running and I feel the size of a house. Yesterday's 3 course lunch at the Royal York hotel was lovely but after a big lunch and a glass of wine I felt really lardy. Headed home thinking of a bike ride or run but...

My sister!

My sister is doing the Race for Life in York with me in June. She hasnt run anywhere since about 1983 and is also trying to lose weight. She went out and bought NEW SHOES and running trousers on sunday as she had been running in old aerobic reeboks and ...

FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON

Had my first race of the season on sunday - a 10K at a North Yorks Village called Arkendale. I had been feeling rubbish all week even off work on thursday  not like me, with temp sore throat etc etc. But didnt feel I could miss this one and so planned t...